THE BOOKSHOP (2017) by Isabel Coixet
“The courage of a delicate flower woman”
I was very happy when I has news about the new film by Isabel Coixet, which after having seen and reviewed years, the emotional “My life without me” (2003), which left a deep impression on me, I had been waiting for a long time to produce some other masterpiece. Although my wait has not borne fruit to date, I still appreciate your previous work, because all I’ve seen have a thread of marked sensitivity that I value a lot.
However, “The bookshop” without becoming as special as my favorite, does have an argument that has been nice to see and for my taste is the best of his filmography.
The setting in the late 50’s of the last century in England is very good; they want to put on those beautiful and feminine dresses of the time, and start baking a cake and drink it with tea.
Florence is a widow of war who was very happy in her marriage, and with her husband in addition to love she shared the passion for reading, and after 16 years alone, she decides to make her dream come true of building a bookstore in a historic building of a coastal town in England, and not a few problems finds its way to fulfill its purpose.
Her determination and self-confidence raise jealousy and envy among the neighborhood, especially among one of the most powerful women in the area, who will do everything possible to ruin Florence’s dream by mere evil; and under this envious what really is, is a lot of frustration, bitterness, and therefore can not bear to see others happy, and less to a simple woman who is pure goodness and candor, who sees no evil anywhere.
Emily Mortimer is impeccable in the skin of the delicate but brave Florence. The great Patricia Clarkson, embroiders her role as a wealthy and perfidious enemy disguised as a friend. Bill Nighy, whom I will always remember for his funny role in “Love Actually” (2003), here surprises me in the role of a serious and sad, but good, honest and very intelligent character to know how to get away from the worldly farce that surrounds him, and that he lives secluded in his inner world reading books without stopping. And the wonderful girl, who always says the pure truth and is not afraid of anything, is played by the excellent actress, Honor kneafsey.
My reflection is that there will always be people who follow their heart to the end, whether or not they get their dream, and in turn envy, criticism and tripping will make an appearance; It has always been that way and always will be. But you have to understand that those unpleasant people are like that because they suffer a lot, because whoever is happy never tries to disturb.
The happy person respects, listens, supports, encourages, values, and does not give importance to nonsense, among other things. And when we meet people with whom after being with them we feel as if the sun has risen and a cool breeze has flooded us, we can feel very lucky.
The perfume left by these beautiful “flower people” who are like Florence will always be present in someone’s heart.
I keep many in mine… and you?
Traducido por: Eduardo Llorente.
Our rating: (4/5)